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CFE Newsletter - December 2020

A look at farming, the environment and our work on behalf of our members.


An update on the work of Championing the Farmed Environment

A partnership of agricultural, environmental and governmental bodies promoting good environmental management through productive farming practices.

Farming with Trees - CFE Virtual Workshop: 7pm Tuesday 26th January

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CFE invite you to a virtual workshop, hosted in partnership with the Woodland Trust and Tyne Rivers Trust, to examine how trees can be integrated into agricultural farm systems. Tuesday 26th January 2021: 7.00pm 8.00pm followed by questions and discussion.

Click here for details and free registration.

Catch up on the CFE Virtual Workshop - Improving grassland management to enhance soil health & Natural Flood Management

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If you missed the CFE online event with Neils Corfield and the Eden and Tyne Rivers' Trusts, you can watch the recording here.

This virtual workshop looks at the role grassland management can play in improving soil health, the benefits to the farmer & how this fits with a catchment approach to natural flood management (NFM)

CFE Virtual Workshop - Cover Crops for Productivity, Soil Health & Water now available online

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Our webinar with Paul Brown of Kings, farmer Doug Taylor and Shaun Dowman of Affinity Water looks at the benefits to crop productivity, soil health and water quality protection from cover crop on farm.

You can watch this and other webinar recordings on our Webinars page and YouTube channel.

Update from the NFU Policy team: Five things you need to know about the Agricultural Transition Plan

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Defra has announced its Agricultural Transition Plan, which will see a move away from direct payments to other kinds of funding over a seven-year period from 2021 to 2028.
The NFU policy team have produced an article with the key things you need to know.

Click here to read the article at NFU Online.

Farming Advice Service events in January - net zero & cross compliance

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FAS is running two free events in January, for which registration is now open online:

'Cross compliance and greening update - what's new for 2021?'
- Tuesday 19th January 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

'Heading towards net zero emissions in agriculture'
- Tuesday 26th January 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Book now through the FAS website.

CLA Rural Powerhouse Week - catch up online

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During the final week of November CLA hosted their four-day digital event showcasing the strength and versatility of the rural economy.

Each day of the week explored a different issue through a programme of videos, blogs, webinars, podcasts and workshops with exclusive insights from senior industry and government figures and analysis from CLA experts.

Recordings are now available online.

Low Carbon Agriculture Show - 9-10 March 2021  |  ONLINE

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CFE and partners are pleased to be supporting the Low Carbon Agriculture Show 2021.
Free registration for attendees is now open online.

The Low Carbon Agriculture Show is 'the business event for forward thinking farmers and landowners looking to help address climate change through the generation of renewable energy, the implementation of low carbon solutions and best practice in both environmental and carbon management.

Survey on effects of climate change on farm closes soon.

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Professor John Whitton and his team in the Centre for Sustainable Transitions (University of Central Lancashire) are asking farmers about their day to day experiences of living with the impacts of climate change.

The survey is anonymous. However, if you wish to stay in touch and work with the team further, you have the option to do so and will be put into the draw for a £25 Amazon voucher.

Click here to complete the survey

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